Lydia Ann Hostetler, 99, of Apple Creek, was called Home and passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
She was born in Charm on October 19, 1922 to the late John J. and Mary S. (Miller) Schlabach and enjoyed life on the farm before the family moved to Wayne County.
On October 1, 1949, she married the love of her life, Mahlon J. Hostetler. They shared 43 years together at different locations in Ohio and in Heston, KS from 1968 to 1974. Mahlon died on May 6, 1993.
She enjoyed working outside, planting a garden and flowers. She was known as “Granny” to her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
She loved spending time with her sister, Katie Mae, who passed away on November 6th. They enjoyed shopping at Amish stores and visiting other “old” people.
She was a member of the Rock of Ages Mennonite Church.
She is survived by daughters, Mabel (late Roger) Plank of McKenzie, TN, Mary (Paul) Troyer of Wooster, Esther (Arlo) Yost of Paxton, NE and Martha (Russell) Wade of Loudonville; 10 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; a brother, Raymond (Emma) Schlabach; and a sister-in-law, Mary Schlabach.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John; son-in-law, Roger Plank; granddaughter, Heidi; brothers, Alvin, Ervin, Mose and Sam; and a sister, Katie Mae Yoder.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Rock of Ages Mennonite Church, 4451 S. Kansas Road, Apple Creek. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 6-8 PM at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.